July 13, 2003

another hot day at the ballpark

POST #    217

today was the last day of baseball for all teams before the all-star break with the mets wrapping up a four game series against the phillies. going into the day, the mets lost six in a row, sinking deeper into the nl east cellar and the phillies won five straight, vaulting into the nl wild card slot (its a little to early to talk wild card, but they are the 3rd best team in the nl right now). today's game was also a celebration of the 1973 pennant winning team, with replica 1973 yearbooks given to the fans as souvenirs, members of the '73 mets taking the field before the game, and tug mcgraw throwing out the first pitch. like yesterday, it was a hot day with the sun beaming down on the stadium. unlike yesterday, there were less clouds and the mets actually won. at the game with rachelle, we both needed breaks from the scorching sun. we gladly went to the concession stands shelling out money for overpriced soda as well as some carvel ice cream. i had a coke (pepsi, actually) float because they were out of root beer, that didn't look too appetizing, but it was still enjoyable. the mets took a one run lead late in the game and "all-star" pitcher armando "blow the save/i choke like its my job" benitez came into the game to close it, but ended up blowing the save. fortunately, the mets scored in the bottom of the 9th to win it, ending a painful first half of baseball.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 5:54 PM



omg.. that game was so gross and hot and disgusting and sweaty.. i still had fun! i took a shower immediately when i got home and turned on the fan .. feel fine now, although I am a little sunburned :) thanks for the tickets!

Posted by: rachelle at July 13, 2003 8:51 PM

i think my return home routine was exactly the same as yours. for some reason though, i still smell like sunscreen. i swear i used soap. next time we go, we'll get the pretzel with cheese.

Posted by: tien at July 13, 2003 9:03 PM

you should have brought a parasol. i'm sure someone at shea stadium would have snickered and thrown stuff on it.

Posted by: jeannette at July 14, 2003 4:32 PM

yeah, i don't think i've ever seen a parasol in action at the baseball game. i totally would have snickered. and i feel like the only people that would use a parasol are pasty asian people (i don't think i'm quite pasty enough) and old people. if i do that, i might as well wear one of those masks when i'm sick or taking the subway.

(note: i didn't even mention the amount of sweat involved)

Posted by: tien at July 14, 2003 4:51 PM

_I_ have a parasol. It comes in handy when it's really sunny out. I shun sun.

Posted by: jeannette at July 14, 2003 10:28 PM

you have a parasol? hmm...well, i guess you are a little pale. is it just umbrella looking, or are there flowery patterns and stuff?

Posted by: tien at July 15, 2003 1:01 AM

flowery patterns.
and what's up with the cheese running out in the 6th inning?

Posted by: rachelle at July 17, 2003 9:33 AM

well, the cheese was probably so popular that supply couldn't meet demand.

Posted by: tien at July 17, 2003 10:07 AM

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